Is a career in Internal Recruitment for me?
Posted by Alana Cumming on 19/12/2022
Written by Anne-Marie Butts (Chief People Officer)
Thinking about making the move from ‘staffing recruitment into Talent Acquisition / Internal recruitment’? Here are some of the similarities and differences between the two...
Talent Acquisition is a specialist skill, it is an ongoing mission to find talent for the business that you are passionate about. This mission can come in several guises, perhaps you are finding talent at the graduate level who become future leaders, technical specialists who solve the ongoing challenges or problems that your company is facing, or Senior Level talent to push the business to the next level.
The impact of a successful Talent Acquisition individual is felt right through to the Board or C-Suite level in any business. If you are someone who enjoys recruitment, and looking for the next challenge but wants to be able to use your expertly honed people skills then Internal / Talent Acquisition could be for you.
If you are toying with the idea of moving into internal recruitment but unsure if it’s the right one for you, here are some facts (and a few myths) that you should consider before making the jump.
Career progression / Personal Development:
Taking the step into Internal Recruitment can lead to an incredibly varied career path whether its going into Operations roles, HR roles or building out a global Recruiting function…all routes are possible. One thing is for sure though, similarly to Agency recruitment, your career development and progression prospects come down to how hard you work and where your true skillsets lie.
Ask yourself these questions:
Am I still passionate about recruitment?
Do I enjoy the day to day sourcing, qualifying candidates?
Am I good at building relationships and managing recruitment processes?
Do I care about the career development of the people I place and want to see that progression day to day?
So, if you are someone who would like to know more about making the transition, then reach out to our Internal recruitment Team today as they have all, at different stages, taken the leap:
UK & Europe People Team at email@example.com
US People Team at recruitmentUSA@wearelhi.com